Editor's Picks

The Seventh Day: Israeli Literature Fifty Years After the Six-Day War

An Israeli literature mini-festival in New York City, featuring five celebrated Hebrew writers and five notable American intellectuals.

JBC Book Clubs

The Fortunate Ones

Pick of the Week The Fortunate Ones

Ellen Umansky

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Petty Business

Petty Business

by Yirmi Pinkus

A dazzling mosaic of hilarity and heartbreak that boldly goes against the grain of the usual subjects of much of Israeli fictionread more

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From the JBC Blog

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Holy Temple

by Ruby Namdar
It was the Temple's legendary beauty that captivated my imagination and allowed me to stop being afraid to touch this potent cultural symbol, and to embrace the Holy Temple as a vibrant source of artistic inspiration.

Jewish Comedy as a Means of Survival

by Jeremy Dauber
The author of a new history of Jewish comedy tells a joke about a rabbi, a talking monkey, and an anti-Semitic king.